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modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

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Carme Torca
Super Advisor

modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237


I have a system an in the messages appears:

"modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237"

What is it??
How could I resolv it??

Users are not too bad ;-)
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

The quick cheat is to just turn it off, by modifying '/etc/modules.conf', and adding the line:

alias char-major-237 off

As for what it is, that's a different question. According to the documentation, major numbers 231-239 are unassigned. I also can't find any direct reference to this major number in a local copy of the kernel source (a few builds old).
One long-haired git at your service...

Re: modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

Actually part of hprsm rpm package
(hp Lights-Out Drivers and Agents)
is the installation of file

crw-r--r-- 1 root root 237, 0 Sep 1 2000 /dev/crid

So the solution should be

alias char-major-237 cpqrid

The cpqrid is a binary only module (yes, there is the "pq" in the module name).
It is at
But is not visible to modprobe
Probably you have to copy it in standard
Another problem is that I have RH AS 3.0 U2
and this module is compiled for U1 and
fails to load also with -f switch.
In messages I get:

kernel: crid: Error Initializing (-95)

I will try to search new version on Hp site.
The Penguin is one step ahead...
Mark Kimball
Occasional Visitor

Re: modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-237

I am having the same problem, only on RedHat 2.1 U4. When I try to manually load the module, it comes back saying that the module was compiled for an earlier kernel (in this case 2.4.9-e.24 where the U4 kernel is 2.4.9-e.40). Have you been able to find more current versions of this binary?

For now I have turned char-major-237 off in /etc/modules.conf which keeps the nagging down (good thing!).